Tobacco Factory



31 March - 27 April, Main Bar

Cordelia Hutchison will be showing an exciting collection of new oil paintings inspired by everyday subjects often with interesting colours and textures and contrasts of bright and muted tones.

Cordelia is a History of Art Graduate but has always had a passion for fine art. During her degree at Bristol University she had the opportunity to study both History of Art and Fine Art in Florence. Studying in Florence at the Charles Cecil School of Fine art was a chance for Cordelia to learn some of the old Atelier techniques and study in depth from the life model.

Cordelia’s work has been shown at the Mall Gallery in London, the Affordable Art fairs in both London and Bristol and Harvey Nicholls, Bristol.



31 March - 27 April, Green Room

An exhibition of intricate drawings by Jon Mann and still life oil paintings by Tania Schmieder.

Both artists are self-taught and produce work which shows evidence of much patience and accuracy - they compliment each other perfectly.

View / Tania Schmieder
View / Jon Mann


28 April - 16 May, Main Bar & Green Room

We showcase an incredible selection of street art around our Cafe Bar in the run up to one of the biggest charity art auctions Bristol has ever seen. Raising money for various causes, full details on the dedicated Facebook page, the auction will take place in Tobacco Factory Theatre on 18 May, from 3pm. Before that date you can browse, at your leisure, the many artworks donated by the cream of the UK's street art talent, including local legends, Inkie, Acer, Loch Ness and Paul Monsters to name but a few.



17 May - 1 June, Main Bar

Not only will there be an incredible array of activities, stalls and entertainment occurring around our building on the Southbank Bristol Arts Trail weekend - 17 & 18 May - for our first 'The Art of Food & Drink Festival' - but we will also be displaying the work of local artists in our Cafe Bar.

Artists exhibiting are:Mike Rome, Emilia Mildmay, OSHE, Stephen Quick & Katharina Nyilas.

You can catch Stephen Quick painting live on 17 May, as part of the festival. Many of the artists will also be present during the weekend, located near their artwork, ready to answer any questions you may have.

View / SBA site


2 - 29 June, Main Bar

Always inspired by new places, cultures and beautiful scenery, Sophie had an itch to go to India. When she was accepted as Artist in Residence at Chhaap Printmaking Studios in Gujurat, she decided she would explore the country first, before spending a month creating a series of new prints, inspired by the places she had been.

The colours and textures in the monoprints are built up in layers of ink which she applies using a roller. The sharp shapes are achieved by using stencils of paper which she cuts using a craft knife following the lines of her initial sketch. Her technique lends itself really well to capturing the landscape of India, the rich colours and varying tones.

Sophie is part of Drawn in Bristol, a collective of local illustrators and shares a studio space with many of them in Hamilton House, Stokes Croft.


Tom Johnson

30 June - 27 July, Main Bar

We like the occasional secret and who doesn't enjoy something a little mysterious from time to time? So, in the spirit of keeping quiet about the details of this brand new show, specifically put together for our exhibition space, we can merely reveal that it is under the working title of 'idiom massive' and that Bristol-based painter and installation artist Tom Johnson is behind it.

We may reveal more soon. We may not. In the meantime you can view some of Johnson's previous work on the link below.



28 July - 31 August

Brand new artworks showcased for the first time in our exhibition space.

View / Alice Corder
View / Jessica Quinn

George Mckenna

1 - 28 Sept, Main Bar

An artist driven by colour and light, George McKenna presents a collection of paintings on the theme of reflection. There is a clear passion for the process of painting that runs through his artwork, with bold brush strokes applied impasto, with a sculptural energy. Each canvas evolves under McKenna’s keen skills as an observational artist, particularly with this series of searching work, as he discovers the patterns and trends of the reflected world.

Not one to get caught up in complexity, McKenna’s work is a glorious and unrestrained simplification of nature, paired down to the essential. Evoking the strength and beauty of nature, in all its vibrancy and colour, each artwork is a wonder in its own right.


Loch Ness & Friends

29 September - 2 November

Further information coming soon...


For further information about our Exhibitions or if you'd like to display here, please email Dave Bain


3 - 30 March, Main Bar

Francis Gard presents a collection of photographs aiming to show figures in the slightly abstract. Changing the orientation of the viewpoint to being underwater has powerfully aided this distortion of the human form.

Working in her local swimming pool, Francis has played on the effects of water on the body. She balances the weightlessness of swimming with the unusual poses that can be achieved in such an environment. Viewing her composed photographs may result in a lingering sensation of mystery, requiring more than the casual glance to work out the puzzle.